Warby Parker vs. EyeBuyDirect
Warby Parker produce fashionable frames for men and women, starting at $95. As well as selling online, they have a number of different retail locations in the US and two in Toronto, Canada. Their “Home Try On” service means that you can choose five pairs of glasses to be shipped out to you free of charge; then simply try them on and keep the pair(s) you like.
EyeBuyDirect provide eyeglasses and sunglasses for men, women, and kids. They keep costs down by producing their own cool and quirky label RFLKT in-house. As well as being dedicated to customer needs, they make regular donations to charities who provide glasses to those less fortunate.
The only country that Warby Parker ships to internationally is Canada. Their shipping times vary from 5 to 12 business days depending on the complexity of your order. Furthermore, the website doesn’t allow you to browse by price or filter their collections according to price, popularity, or the newest styles.
Even though EyeBuyDirect deliver both nationally and internationally, they only offer free domestic shipping if you spend over $99. They also have a unique pricing proposition where the prices listed on the site are for the frames only. If you want advanced or even basic lenses, you will need to keep in mind the added cost as you’re shopping.
Warby Parker provide stylish yet affordable glasses through their varied collections inspired by vintage fashions. Their website makes shopping for frames easy and straightforward, especially with their extensive resources and “Home Try On” service. However, it needs a bit of work in terms of being able to shop via price and filter different options. The company’s free shipping and returns policy for the US and Canada is a big bonus, but it’s a shame that they don’t ship elsewhere.
EyeBuyDirect have a fashionable and affordable eyewear range. Their passion to make glasses accessible is apparent in everything that they do, from producing their frames in-house to offering their own innovative brand to donating to charities who share their vision. The EyeBuyDirect website is minimalistic and user-friendly which makes it incredibly easy to shop with them. It’s just a shame that their pricing policy isn’t straightforward and you have to spend so much to qualify for free shipping.